Bring home the amazing true dog story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe You will love the inspiring tale of Gobi, a lost dog who kept pace with an ultramarathon runner, Dion Leonard, across a vast desert. Follow their unlikely friendship through the challenges of an 80-mile race and Dion's struggle to bring Gobi home for good.
Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey tells the gripping real-life adventure story of how Gobi followed Dion through the treacherous conditions of the Gobi desert and how, afterward, Dion searched the world for his four-legged friend in order to bring him home.
This young reader's edition
- adapts the bestselling adult book for 8- to 12-year-olds
- includes color photos
- shows that friendship is more important than winning
- is a perfect classroom or family read-aloud book
This heartwarming tale of friendship, loyalty, and determination is sure to delight and surprise any young dog lover.
Author: Dion Leonard
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.00h x 5.50w x 0.60d
Audience: 08 - 12
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 192131 / Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey
About the Author
Leonard, Dion: - Dion Leonard is a 41 year old Australian who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Lucja. Dion has not only completed but competed in some of the world's toughest ultra marathons across the planet's most inhospitable landscapes. This includes running across the brutal Moroccan Sahara desert twice in the 250km Marathon Des Sables and also twice across South Africa's Kalahari Desert, also 250km. Dion's latest 250km race across the Gobi Desert in China turned out to be a completely different race where he fell in love with a stray dog (later named Gobi) that followed him during the week and who would change both of their lives forever.